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Music the artform and artists

Bernie Worrell, révolutionnaire secret du funk

Au sein de Parliament et de Funkadelic, puis aux côtés de Talking Heads ou Mos Def, celui qui fut surnommé le «Jimi Hendrix du clavier» par Bootsy Collins est décédé à son domicile à l’âge de 72 ans.

Libération

A Guided Tour Of Colombian Music

Colombia is a diverse country reflecting the legacies of Spain, Africa, indigenous cultures and a mix of the above. So the music is a fascinating mashup — one of the most compelling blends you'll find anywhere on the planet.

NPR

Muhammad Ali's influence ran deep through rap's golden age

Some have argued that the Champ was the first rapper. But more important to rap than his disses of his opponents was his manner outside the ring.

The Guardian

When John Cage met Sun Ra – the avant-garde concert of the century

Mid afternoon on Sunday 8th June, 1986 and concert producer Rick Russo is looking nervously down the Broadwalk. Sun Ra’s vehicle is lost in Coney Island, and it’s getting dangerously close to the curtain call.

The Vinyl Factory

Les Grands Portraits d'Open Jazz : Dave Brubeck

Un biopic sur une légende du jazz, à partir d'une longue interview réalisée "at home".

France Musique

Too few conductors understand their double bass section

Many conductors request that their double bass section players use large instruments because they incorrectly assume that these will produce a bigger, warmer and more projecting sound.

The Strad

Results of the 63rd International Rostrum of Composers

Partendo, Lasciando le erbe tali quali sono by Swiss composer Oscar BIANCHI (born 1975) and Langedes ülespoole, taeva kaarjasse kaussi (falling up into the bowl of sky), by young Estonian composer Maria Kõrvits are the works selected by radio music producers participating in the 63rd International Rostrum of Composers (IRC) held in Wroclaw, from May 16 to 21, 2016.

Rostrum+

Gospel music in Swaziland

There are a lot of things Swazis hold dear to their hearts. Perhaps at the top of the list would be the sacred Swazi traditions of the annual Umhlanga Reed Dance and the Incwala ceremony.

Music in Africa

Keyboard Smorgasbord

The evolution of the keyboard from ancient Greece through today's synthesizers.

WQXR


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